One of the farmers near Kabwe, making good use of the soil by intercropping bananas, corn and pumpkin. Pumkin is used as groundcover, to keep the soil moist during dry season.
Meeting with local farmers near our land, to exchange knowledge and discuss means of cooperation in the future.
A little cassava plant in Chililabombwe. The roots and leaves are nutritious and tasty ingredients in the stable food of Zambians.
We are exploring the 5 hectars of farmland we possess near Kabwe.
A common practise in Zambia is to burn the high grass on a field. This is done partly to chase away snakes and to fertilize the ground. We do oppose such practice, as the most nutrients are being destroyed through the fire. We prefer slashing the grass and using it for mulching.
Sustainable Small Scale Farming
Farming is part of the most important activities a human being can engage in. Once in a while, you need a doctor, a policeman, a lawyer or a preacher. But every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.
On the land that we have aquired, farming will be an important part of the training and production for the Foundation and it's employees, volunteers and partners. We are aiming to practice the principles laid out by Foundations for Farming.
These things are at the moment in the preparatory phase.